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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Thanks for commenting on my blog, page, feed, and giving me goodies. Right now I'm not able to respond to each of you, but I will get there. I sure appreciate all of you kind words!

Surgery went very well even though there was a 2 hour delay. I was able to walk about 1 hour after surgery with very little pain. On the hour + ride home, the pain meds wore off. I've been in horrific pain ever since. Unfortunately there is no pain med strong enough that can be prescribed for me. This has been true all of my life, so surgery of any type is always difficult for me. I did call my ortho PA yesterday as I am unable to get out of bed or stand up by myself. My husband has to to work on Monday so what am I going to do? No one has any answers for me :( I also noticed this morning that my ankle and instep are very painful; I can barely put any pressure on my foot. How do I walk? I did drag myself to the recliner, but I wonder if I did more damage than good?

I have an appt. with an ortho PA on Tues. afternoon, but I'm not sure he will have any answers other than ordering PT for me. I'm sure that will be helpful in the long run, but in the meantime what do I do? I don't qualify for home health care, and even if I did, they couldn't stay with me all of the hours my husband is away from home. He is usually gone from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. or later.

Any suggestions???
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    Oh my, that is not good news. I sure hope that you have found help of some kind. emoticon
    2468 days ago
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during your recovery. Take care, and keep us updated on how you are doing. WE CARE ABOUT YOU!

    2468 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I am happy that the surgery went well. But I am so sorry about the terrible pain. I agree that hubby needs to take off work. Does he have PTO or vacation time?
    2468 days ago
  • .DUSTY.
    Hi Willow I'm so sorry about all the pain you're in and that the pain meds aren't helping.

    Your husband definitely needs to take time off to help you! No excuse. Sorry!

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    2469 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/3/2014 12:00:29 AM
  • L*I*T*A*
    great news!!!
    so glad the surgery went well.........
    post op pain does demish over time easy to say but it is true....
    coming from someone who has been there done that.....
    blessings and hugs............lita

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    ps:below is a link to youtube about ghetting out of bed after knee surgery...hope it helps...


    2469 days ago
  • DEBANNE1124
    How about pay someone to help out? A caregiver? I'm so glad it went well. Bless your hert.
    2469 days ago
    What a mess!! I have all the orthopedic devices. Canes, crutches, a walker, a wheelchair, and an electric cart. At this point you might need a wheelchair until they can get the pain under control.
    2469 days ago
    Post op pain is at it's peak on day #3 to #4; so hang in there.

    2469 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    I am already using a walker to walk, just need to come up with a way to get out of bed and stand up! Thanks for your suggestion, though :)
    2469 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13610744
    Could you get a walker? I believe some pharmacies and medical supply places will rent them. When I broke my foot, the doctor put me in a boot-type brace up to my knee. I could not put weight on my foot at all, so I used the walker that had belonged to Mom. My arms and shoulders got really sore for a day or two, but they and my right foot got me through.

    Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery!

    2469 days ago
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